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Moira Messick's picture

I think Paul did a nice job

I think Paul did a nice job integrating inquiry into an effective lesson.  I like that he set us up with a springboard of information before the "inquiry activity."  His insights into his own life experiences were relevant to establishing the relationship and credibilitiy that he shares with his students.  This allows students to start feeling comfortable about developing their questions.  I found myself asking many questions that I wanted to explore during the period.  My questions were not necesarily the same as the person next to me.  With more time and Paul's guidance, this would have been true inquiry for me.  I look forward to applying his models of scale to cells and forensics this year...

Many thanks to Paul for pushing me outside of my comfort zone with mathematical applications to chemistry.  Today I lived "Confusion is the second step of real learning."


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